In honor of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Towards Women, actress Amber Heard is opening up about her own experiences as a victim of domestic violence.
"I guess there was a lot of shame attached to that label of 'victim,'" Heard said in an emotional video shared to Facebook by the GirlGaze Project. "It happens to so many women. When it happens in your home, behind closed doors, with someone you love, it's not as straightforward."
"If a stranger did this it would be a no-brainer," Heard added.
Heard recently finalized her divorce from ex-husband Johnny Depp after a lengthy and contentious legal battle in which Heard claimed Depp was physically and emotionally abusive. The couple ended up settling their divorce for $7 million.
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